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James H. Peabody papers

Identifier: COU:1253

Scope and Contents

The James H. Peabody Papers consist of 2 scrapbooks covering Peabody's term as governor and many topics including the labor troubles, the election controversy between Peabody and Alva Adams, and the Kansas-Colorado water dispute.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1905

Biographical / Historical

James H. Peabody (1852-1917) was the 13th and 15th governor of Colorado from 1903-1905, a period of bitter labor disputes in Cripple Creek, Telluride, Idaho Springs, Denver, and in the coal mines. He is most known for his public service that he provided to those in Canon City, CO, including organizing the First National Bank, the Canon City Water Works Company and the Electric Light Company of Canon City.


2 linear feet (2 boxes)

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The James H. Peabody Papers include scrapbooks and materials on Peabody's time as Governor of Colorado from 1903 to 1905.

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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States